Commonly referred to as ‘Nose job’, Rhinoplasty, simply put, is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. The reasons why Rhinoplasty may be necessary are varied, including but not limited to – making a nose tip better, reducing the flaring of nose when smiling, augmentation of the nose bridge, narrowing a overly broad nose, straightening a deviated nose, amending a previous Rhinoplasty etc.
As the popular saying goes, “Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder”, the definition of a handsome nose differs from person to person. What is beauty to one, may be unattractive to other. So, if you don’t like the way your nose looks, are willing to undergo a surgical procedure to change it and are in good physical and mental health – Rhinoplasty is your answer.
The two general types of Rhinoplasty are ‘Closed’ Rhinoplasty (all incisions hidden inside the nose) and ‘Open’ Rhinoplasty (all incisions EXCEPT one small incision are inside the nose.)
In ‘Open’ Rhinoplasty, there is a small incision across the Columella. This incision is only about 3 mm long and is hardly seen later. The decision on which technique will be used depends on certain technical evaluations such as patient’s specific anatomy and his/her cosmetic request and also on the Surgeon’s experience with both the techniques.